Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg



Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Soziologie

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Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Soziologie
06099 Halle (Saale)

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Dr. Martin Wetzel

Dr. Martin Wetzel is now working at the Institut of Sociology.

2022 – currentPostdoctoral research assistant, at the Institute of Sociology at the MLU Halle
2021 – 2022Visiting professor at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Duisburg-Essen
2016 – 2022Senior Researcher, pairfam study, Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology (ISS) at the University Cologne
2011 - 2016Junior Researcher, German Ageing Survey (DEAS), German Centre of Gerontology (DZA), Berlin
2009 - 2011Junior Researcher, Panel Study „Labour Market and Social Security“(PASS), Institute for Employment
Research (IAB), Nuremberg

Research Areas

  • Life course and social inequality
  • Retirement: Causes and consequences
  • Statistical methods and survey research

Five Most-Recent Publications

M Wetzel, J Wünsche, SM Spuling (2022): Does Retirement Change What Makes Us Satisfied With Life? An Examination of Response Shift With a Matched Control Group Design   . Work, Aging and Retirement. Online first.

M Wetzel, J Wörn, B Hünteler, K Hank (2022): Heterogeneity in Trajectories of Life Satisfaction After Reunification: The Role of Individual Resources and Life Stage in Former East Germany   . Social Indicators Research 159 (3), 1103-1123.

M Wetzel, S König, S Kelfve (2022): Changes in Secondary Healthcare Use Over Retirement Transition: Examining Social Differences With Swedish Register Data   . Frontiers in Sociology.

S König, S Kelfve, A Motel-Klingebiel, M Wetzel (2021): Development of healthcare use across contemporary retirement pathways: results from a register based cohort study   . Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 1403494821998901

M Wetzel, N Schumann, C Schmiedeberg (2021): New weights for the pairfam anchor data   . Pairfam Technical paper 17.

A full list of publications can be found here at ORCID   .


Introduction to Inferential Statistics and Regression Analysis (2 courses, Seminar  BA, Module M3)

alternating with

Descriptive Data Analysis Methods (2 courses, Seminar  BA, Module M2)

Doctoral thesis

Dr. phil., Humboldt-University at Berlin, Title  „Retirement and Intra-Cohort Inequality: The Importance of Education and Last Labor Market Status in the Adjustment to Retirement“ (10/2016)